US Embassy in Manila: Visa issuance for Filipinos continues

MANILA — The United States Embassy in Manila has assured that they have not implemented stricter measures in issuing visas for Filipinos who wish to enter the US.

Molly Koschina, US Embassy Press Attaché, said Filipinos are not among those mentioned in the Executive Order signed by US President Donald Trump.

“The US Embassy in the Philippines has not changed visa processing or visa requirements. Filipinos are still very much welcome to the United States,” Koscina said in a chance interview.

She said that under the Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals, signed by President Trump last Jan. 27, visa issuance to nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended.

“This Executive Order does not restrict the travel of dual nationals, so long as they hold the passport of an unrestricted country and possess a valid US visa,” she pointed out. Sammy Martin/